Dustin McGowan held the Pirates to one run on three hits and three walks while striking out five over seven innings for the win on Sunday.
Since allowing six earned runs in a start back on April 23, McGowan has been pitching very well having surrendering only three runs over his last two outings. There was speculation that Marcus Stroman would be McGowan's replace if he had continued to struggle, but that has not been the case and the Blue Jays decided to promote their youngster anyway and use him out of the bullpen. For now McGowan's job is safe, but he is still not someone you want to have on your fantasy roster. He will look to continue moving in the right direction when he takes on the Angels on Friday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Ryan Ludwick has been told he will not make the Rangers.
Ludwick is considering his options at the moment, which include going down to Triple-A until the big league club needs his services, or requesting a release and looking for another team that can offer him a spot on the 25-man roster. No matter what happens, though, he is not going to be fantasy relevant. Ludwick's calling card is power, but he last hit over 20 home runs in 2012 with 26 (and before that was in 2009), and the now-36 year old is only losing power potential at this point. Analysis: Ben Diamond
Brady Aiken announced Thursday that he had Tommy John surgery.
This is unfortunate for Aiken as he now probably wishes that he signed with the Astros last summer after being the number one pick in last year's draft. Instead, he suffered an arm injury last week and will now be on the shelf for the next year. He still has a high ceiling, but his overall value is definitely diminished at this point. Analysis: David Kerr